Sorry for the delay in writing but we don’t have the computer set up at the apartment so it is difficult for me to keep you updated regularly. Hopefully that will be remedied soon!
Mike’s out for good!!! What a treat to know that we are finished this leg of the journey. The long anticipated day did not go as smoothly as planned...
…I had to wait for Mike’s commode and tub bench before coming to the hospital.
…Mike’s wheelchair has not arrived so we had to make adjustments to a “loaner” before we left.
…I couldn’t fill Mike’s prescription at the drug store because they didn’t have WCB approval so I had to go back the hospital for enough meds for the day.
…Meanwhile, the drugstore got approval so I had to return to the store to pick up Mike’s meds for the month.
…We had to coordinate sticking around the apartment because the adjustable bed was to arrive in the afternoon.
But, in spite of the hurdles, it was rewarding to know that we didn’t have to go back to the Glenrose. That’s not to say we won’t miss the staff and other patients there. We made many friends and it was hard to say goodbye. We were excited to find out that one person we’ve come to love and appreciate will be our neighbour! What a blessing to have someone living so close who understands intimately the struggles our families face.
Today Mike and I shed a few tears. Some of the equipment that Mike planned on using isn’t going to work or will need some adjustments. Nothing seemed to go smoothly and it appeared that everything had a glitch or hiccup. Maybe it was just pent up emotions over the last few days but it was good to talk things through. As positive and optimist as Mike is, it is hard to face the fact that nothing is easy, everything takes longer and it’s hard to find the balance between doing it yourself and asking for help. There are days when you really have to “dig deep”!
(Thank you so much for your encouraging words. They definitely lighten the load!)
P.S. Mike wasn’t able to do his driver’s test because they couldn’t fit him in but we’re hoping to do it soon. I’ll keep you posted.